Sunday, 16 November 2014
Bodrum Offer - Buy Tomb, Get One Free.
This comment on Thursday's post jogged my memory and sent me on a trip to the supermarket, camera in hand. I'm sure Helen could not have guessed how applicable her words are to shopping in Bodrum.
This rock cut tomb was discovered about 20 years ago, just North of the Mindos gate, on the site of Gima supermarket and after excavation, incorporated into the building. The store is now called CarrefourSA and as I don't shop here I'd forgotten the tomb even existed.
Unfortunately the tomb's six sarcophagi were robbed in antiquity but sufficient bones and pottery fragments were found to date it to the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC.
If you visit, walk around the back and you'll see another tomb in the car park. It's a shame there are no signs as I'm sure thousands of people drive by having no idea what they are missing.